Frugal Florida: Free Movie at the Ritz-Carlton this Thursday!

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Coconut Grove Lobby &#169 Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove

Coconut Grove Lobby © Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove

Florida Travel Guide to a cheap date at the Ritz

Want a date that won’t empty your wallet and still dazzle? At 7 p.m., this Thursday, March 8, step into the chic lobby of Coconut Grove’s Ritz-Carlton and plop onto a couch in the open courtyard to watch a movie under the stars. The evening is free and open to the public and not even a reservation is required. Other than paying $8 for valet parking and a drink, you’re on your way!

Starry Night Movie Classics on The Courtyard 

The Ritz has planned this event around the full moon, just for the extra air of charm and romance. It’s held in the Bizcaya Fountain Courtyard for the open air experience, where you can watch stars and moonlight after the movie is finished. Plush, comfy couches and romantic lighting surround the courtyard’s cascading fountain, where you will be offered cuvees and specialty cocktails. Executive Chef Khaled Ibrahim has also prepared appetizers with an Italian and Mediterranean theme, and the option  for a moonlit dinner is also on the menu.

The movies

The free movie screenings will include Hollywood classics such as Roman AffairCasablanca and Cinema Paradiso.

This week’s movie

The 1951 musical and romantic comedy, An American in Paris is the first movie in the series and will transport you to Paris. Starring Gene Kelly, you know there will be dancing in this post WWII love triangle movie.

Tell us…

Do you love Hollywood classics or do you only catch the latest flick?